Friday, January 17, 2020
Israel Playing Putin's Game re: Holocaust Revisionism: Haaretz
"Analysis The Dirty Politics Behind Israel's Capitulation to Putin's WWII Revisionism
Hosting event marking 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation, Israel's Holocaust remembrance authority is now facilitating the Kremlin campaign to blame Poland for the outbreak of WWII – and to whitewash Stalin's handshake with Hitler"
An op ed in Haaretz alleges that Israel is playing Putin's game re: Holocaust revisionism, and that this is manifest in upcoming commemorations of the liberation of Auschwitz.
There will be two commemorations, one at Yad Vashem, the other at Auschwitz itself. The article alleges that the Yad Vashem commemoration is tainted by dirty politics and historical revisionism.
FTA: "For months now, Putin has been waging a blatantly anti-Polish campaign, claiming, in part, that Poland played a part in the outbreak of World War II and that it collaborated with Nazi Germany. Soviet/Russian-Nazi German cooperation, which culminated in the notorious Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact that divided Poland between the two occupying countries, is now being depicted by Putin as unavoidable and something that was actually meant to help Poland.
This distortion of history led to a justified Polish fear that Putin would use the platform he is given at Yad Vashem to perpetuate anti-Polish revisionism - while the Polish president would be forced to look on from the audience, unable to defend himself, his country and the historical record. For this reason, too, Duda’s request to join the list of speakers is warranted."
Read the full article here